Ten climate change activists, who pled not guilty to disorderly conduct charges, were found innocent in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday, but not for reasons they had originally sought. Nonetheless, they believe they helped set a powerful legal precedent for the climate movement.
Longtime Guild member and former Chair of the Environmental Human Rights Committee, Andy Reid, remembers the legacy of Pete Seeger, his affiliation with the Guild, and his commitment to social justice.
In 1972, after a century of being ruled by copper barons, Montana passed a state constitution enshrining environmental preservation. So why, in 2013, are big coal companies running the state and what are the lessons for legal activists?
Ward Morehouse was a longtime Guild member and an inspiration to many around the world.
As an attorney, scholar, author, and publisher, he worked to provide tools for people to understand the causes of oppression and to take action for social justice.
Ward graduated from Yale University and held teaching positions in New York, Sweden, and India. In 1976, he took over as president of the Council on International and Public Affairs, a nonprofit human rights organization he helped found in 1954.